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Norwegian Jewel is a cruise ship operated by the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). She is the lead vessel of NCL’s Jewel-class cruise ships and entered service in 2005. The vessel sails primarily in the western Pacific Ocean.

As the namesake of our “Jewel Class” cruise ships, you can bet Norwegian Jewel has it all. As well as offering some of the largest suites at sea, there are staterooms to accommodate every style. When it comes to entertainment, this ship’s filled with excitement: a large variety of dining options, vibrant bars and nightclubs, and that’s just the beginning. Come aboard and venture into the wild on an Alaska Cruise. Toss your timetable to the breeze on a Caribbean cruise. Explore old traditions and stunning towns when you cruise to the Mexican Riviera. Or experience unique and immersive itineraries on an Extraordinary Journey. Whichever destination you choose, get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

Each of the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship deck plans is conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and a detailed review of all the deck’s venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides extensive information on Norwegian Jewel staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans, and amenities by room type and category.

Norwegian Jewel cruise ship deck plan has a total of 1194 staterooms for 2388 passengers (max capacity is 2866) served by 1070 crew-staff. The boat has 15 decks (12 passenger-accessible, 7 with cabins), 20 dining options, 13 lounges and bars, 3 swimming pools, 7 Jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs), 12 elevators.

NCL Jewel deck plan changes 2018 refurbishment review

During the 2-week drydock 2018 in Singapore (Oct 22 – Nov 5), all the 1188 passenger staterooms were upgraded with new HDTVs and USB outlets, new carpeting, furniture and artworks.

  • “The Haven” cabin complex received courtyard updates, and all villas and suites received new finishes, tiles, drapes, carpets, artworks and furniture. Additional cabanas were added to Sun Deck. Two new Haven Deluxe Owner Suites were added (max capacity 4 pax, cabin size 1200 ft2 / 112 m2, balcony size 565 ft2 / 53 m2, with terrace whirlpool).
  • The Atrium received a custom-made chandelier, new flooring, refurbished lobby areas (Shore Excursion and Reception desks, new banquette seating, large HDTV).
  • All dining and beverage menus were updated.
  • Two old bar lounges were replaced with new – Bliss Ultra Lounge (replacing FYZZ Lounge) and The Pit Stop (replacing Sky High Bar). The Pit Stop (Deck 13) is an American 1950s-themed bar retrofitted with gas station signage, vintage license plates, and other classic car elements. Bliss Ultra Lounge (Deck 7) offers late-night live entertainment and intimate seating.
  • On NCL Jewel also introduced 2 new theatre shows – “Rock You Tonight” (1970s band songs) and ship exclusive “Velvet” (disco classics, circus acrobatics, cabaret performances).

Drydock 2018 was part of NCL’s “Norwegian Edge” program for fleetwide upgrades (a 2-year project budgeted for USD 400 million). Each drydock costs around USD 35-40 million.

NCL Jewel deck plan changes 2014 refurbishment review

The list of deck plan changes after drydock 2014 refurbishment (May 3-17) includes:

  • renovation of all Penthouse Suites, and of the Horizon and Spinnaker lounges, Casino and Photo Gallery updates
  • new custom-made furnishings
  • (Deck 8) added “O’Sheehan’s Neighbourhood Bar & Grill” (fast food complimentary dining venue)
  • (Deck 13) relocated Moderno Churrascaria (steakhouse), with the new Sugarcane Mojito Bar added
  • (Deck 7) Carlo’s Bake Shop added in Java Cafe
  • (Decks 11 and 12) new furniture in relaxation areas
  • changed wall coverings, new lighting, carpeting and flooring throughout public areas
  • windows were replaced, galley areas were upgraded, pool deck 12 was updated
  • digital signage (interactive touchscreen terminals allow passengers to order items, get directions around the ship and also to make dining and shore excursions reservations using only their cabin key)
  • Dry-dock technical enhancements:
  • Azipod upgrade, stabilizers maintenance, shore power connectivity
  • new exhaust gas scrubbers were installed reducing fuel emissions and energy consumption
  • hull was painted with a new type of silicone paint improving fuel efficiency
  • safety updates: upgraded lifeboat/tender boats release system; ballast and bilge piping replacement.

PHOTOSNorwegian Jewel

The Most Extensive Dry Dock of 2018


Basketball Court

The Garden Villa

Norwegian Jewel Cabins

Norwegian Jewel Dining

Stardust Theatre


Name Norwegian Jewel
Owner Norwegian Cruise Line
Port of registry Nassau Bahamas
Builder Meyer WerftPapenburg, Germany
Yard number 667
Laid down 28 October 2003
Launched 12 June 2005
Christened 3 November 2005
Completed 4 August 2005
In service 2005
Status In service
General characteristics as built
Class and type Jewel-class cruise ship
  • 294.13 m (965 ft 0 in) oa
  • 263.5 m (864 ft 6 in) pp
Beam 32.2 m (105 ft 8 in)
Draught 8.6 m (28 ft 3 in)
Decks 15
Installed power 5 × MANB&W 12V48/60B
Propulsion 2 × Azipod thrusters
Speed 25.6 knots (47.4 km/h; 29.5 mph)
Capacity 2,376 passengers
Crew 1,100

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